And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in Paradise.” Luke 23:43
Salvation. It’s really all about salvation.
He came and died in my place, your place. He took my sin, and yours. He became sin so that we can become the righteousness of God.
Yep, look at this: “For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.” 2 Cor 5:21
For the criminal on the cross it was a good Friday. He woke up in Paradise, and there was Jesus. BAM!
For us, today is a great day, because of what He did for us on that one day. My prayer this weekend is that many people in many churches will come to Christ. I’m praying for pastors who will preach the simple message of the cross and empty tomb. I’m praying for guests that have been invited. People need Jesus. Two criminals on two crosses. One mocks, the other cries out in faith.
Thank you, Jesus for the cross. And for saving me.
I’m praying for Grace this Sunday as we celebrate the resurrection and welcome guests into our church community. I’m starting a new series this Sunday, check this out.
Many of you remember the impact Zac Smith (my nephew) had on my life and our church family. Zac passed away 4 years ago. This Easter weekend NewSpring Church is retelling his story as Mandy and the kids each give testimony to the glory of God, just as Zac did. Check it out here.